MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE Manual lymph drainage (MLD), when applied correctly by a trained and certified Vodder therapist is a gentle, slow rhythmic pumping hands-on movement over the skin in order to move congested lymph fluids. The MLD therapist must undergo intensive training in this technique. MLD is especially beneficial as a course of treatment two to five times per week for up to four weeks to achieve reduction in swelling. If the swelling in a limb is left untreated, stagnation of the fluid creates a medium for growth of bacteria that can cause infection.

Effects of Manual Lymph Drainage:

  • Reduces pain an swelling
  • Reduces formation of scar tissue due to burns, surgery, trauma
  • Removes wastes, dyes, medications, post surgery debris, dust and allergens
  • Helps to alleviate skin problems such as acne, rosacea and is excellent as an anti aging application
  • Reduces dark circles and puffiness around the eyes
  • Promotes recovery of:  chronic injuries, chronic sinusitis, carpel tunnel syndrome, whiplash, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia
  • Immproves range of motion
  • Breaks down fibrotic tissue
  • Enhances the immune system
  • Calms and de stress the nervous system

WHAT IS LYMPHEDEMA?

  • Lymphedema is a swelling caused by accumulation of protein rich fluid in the tissues as a result of damage to the lymph vessels which are unable to move this fluid efficiently. It usually occurs in a limb after surgery, trauma, infection or through hereditary.

TYPES OF LYMPHEDEMA:

  • Primary lymphedema: a person is born with an abnormal lymph system
  • Secondary lymphedema: can be post surgery, post radiogenic, post trauma, post infection and post inflammatory.

EDEMA THERAPY:

  • Manual lymph drainage
  • compresssion, bandages/garment
  • skin care

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